Perfect (cold or warm) red sangria |

Red Sangria Recipe

How to make the best red sangria recipe! Using seasonal fruits and spices, the recipe is easy to personalize to suit your own taste. Serve it cold or warm.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Calories 140 kcal


  • 1 bottle (750ml) dry red wine (cheap is fine as long as it tastes good!)
  • 1/2 - 1 cup (120-240ml) orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed)*
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur , optional
  • 2 tablespoons brandy , optional
  • 400-500 g (3-4 cups) thinly sliced or cubed fruit of your choice (apples, pears, peaches, halved grapes, hulled and halved strawberries, orange, lemon, lime)
  • Spices of your choice: 2 cinnamon sticks , 2 star anise pods, 3 whole cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, whole black pepper


  1. Add all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to let the flavors blend. Don’t skip that step – it makes all the difference in taste. Just before serving, stir sangria and pour into glasses with ice cubes. Spoon fruit slices into each glass. Sangria can be kept, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.